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I'm developing a custom WordPress theme. When I go to select themes in the Appearance menu, my theme does not have a preview image. Is there something I need to do to get a preview image to show up? I can't find any resources on the web that talk about this. Maybe I'm just searching the wrong thing though...?

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Found it-- I was searching the wrong thing, but this also isn't very well documented. In order to get a screenshot to show up for your theme, you need to include a file called screenshot.png in the root folder of your theme. This is preferably 300x225 but that isn't required. –  daniechiu Sep 1 '11 at 6:36
You should post this as Answer, so you can mark it as solution. Else the Q will stay open forever. –  kaiser Sep 1 '11 at 7:32
I know, I couldn't because I don't have a rep of 100 or above before. –  daniechiu Sep 1 '11 at 20:31
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There is no automatic preview. You need to create the screenshot yourself and place it in the theme/child theme folder named screenshot.png


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